from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An empty tomb erected in honor of some deceased person; a sepulchral monument erected to one who is buried elsewhere.
- To honor or commemorate with a cenotaph.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An empty tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person who is buried elsewhere.
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- noun A
monumenterected to honourthe deadwhose bodies lie elsewhere; especially members of the armed forceswho died in battle.
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- noun a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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A cenotaph is a monument erected to the memory of one dead, but not marking the spot in which his remains rest.
Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
Over the cenotaph is his bust, and a representation of his first telescope.
The South of France—East Half C. B. Black
A cenotaph is a memorial built to one who is buried elsewhere.
The Literary World Seventh Reader Hetty Sibyl Browne 1907
Near the cenotaph is a marble pillar on which once was set the Koh-i-noor diamond, chief of Akbar's treasures.
To be technical about it, that's not his tombstone, it's a cenotaph (A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are elsewhere) as the only thing found of Capt.
Reasoned Audacity 2009
It wasn't until 1934 that then commissioner Cortlandt Starnes requested that a memorial tablet, later known as the cenotaph, be built to honour regular members who were killed in the line of duty.
The Prince Albert Daily Herald: News By Jennifer Graham 2009
Mr. Critchlow, being unfamiliar with the word "cenotaph," consulted Worcester's Dictionary, and when he found that it meant
The Old Wives' Tale Arnold Bennett 1899
= "-- We are told that a cenotaph is a monument" in memory of one buried elsewhere "-- otherwise," an empty tomb. "
"cenotaph" and our own, into unimagined aerial spaces.
Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions John Cowper Powys 1917
Looking up she notice one of the tiles from the cenotaph missing and realized she was staring at the remains of the letter “Z” from the word “lazy”.
Archive 2009-05-01 ____Maggie 2009
For instance, his gravestone was actually a cenotaph, a stone with his name on it but no body buried underneath.
Headless torso found in cave identified as murderer who escaped jail in 1916 Associated Press in Boise, Idaho 2020